Deferred Decision: What does it mean?
As a veteran who has filed Disability Compensation claims, waiting for the decision is the only item on the list and hope for the VA to approve all your claims. This is the expectation when filing for Disability Compensation claims but along the way, some will get denied and some will be deferred.
Deferred Decision, what does it mean exactly? Simply put, a veteran is required to wait a little bit longer than usual for the Veteran's Affairs to decide on your claims. There are many reasons why a claim is deferred but the general reason is that they are still in the process of evaluating the medical evidence submitted in supporting your claim.
It is also important to know that there are other pending claims that are being reviewed by the VA. As an example, here is a situation in which a deferred decisionmight result: Let us assume that a veteran filed for a claim for hearing loss, headaches and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). The Veteran's affairs might have enough evidence to support for PTSD, deny for the hearing loss and there is not enough medical evidence to support the headaches. Looking at a bigger picture, the deciding office has the proper documentation holding a part or in whole of a claim to be true, a decision is to be made to deny the other, but not adequate information to have a resolved decision either way.
If there is only one claim pending through the VA, chances are that they would not send back a deferment. Veterans would just wait until their claim is either approved or not.
This process can get complicated and can get quite complicated. Appealing to these claims would be another. For more information, and to take away the worries and the stress related with VA Disability compensation, call the Veterans Benefits Law Group at 601-414-3707 or through our toll free number 888-454-5197.